Boston’s Greenway has new residents, but what are they?

BOSTON, MA - 04/25/16 - Eric Ventura (cq) from More Specialized Transport of New Jersey install artist Ai Wei Wei's Chinese zodiac sculptures on the Rose Kennedy Greenway near Milk Street. The sculptures each weigh around 800 pounds, and were previously exhibited in Chicaco. There are several sets of the sculptures. The installation will come down sometime in October. Lane Turner/Globe Staff Section: ARTS Reporter: joe incollingo Slug: greenwayart

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The sculptures by artist Ai Weiwei are the first of several public-art works slated for the Greenway as the weather warms.

// Political upheaval, personal discovery in ‘Daughter of a Cuban Revolutionary’

Every family has stories. The ones in Marissa Chibas’s family, though, are particularly dramatic.

//éberge_20.jpg Circuses, operas, Melinda Lopez premiere in store at ArtsEmerson

Artists who have made memorable appearances in the past are slated to return with new works.

Stages | Terry Byrne

// Kristin Chenoweth relishes the role of mentor

The Tony- and Emmy-winning actress will be recognized Thursday by Boston Children’s Theatre.

Art Review

//,1960s.jpg Riveting modernism, mysticism from Nasreen Mohamedi

Her extraordinary artwork, on view at the Met Breuer, combines early European modernism with transcendental impulses found in Sufism and Zen Buddhism.

// Introducing this year’s class of emerging artists

Graduate-thesis exhibitions at Boston schools offer viewers the chance to see tomorrow’s artistic concerns and trends taking shape today.

Dream Theater performing at the Orpheum Theatre on Tuesday night.

Music Review

Dream Theater puts on ‘Astonishing’ show at Orpheum

Performing at the Orpheum Theatre, the Boston-polished prog-metal band played “The Astonishing,” a two-and-a-half hour rock opera, in its entirety.

behind the scenes

// In a whirlwind, the Cowardly Lion emerges

Aaron Fried has to be as quick as a cat to change from farmhand to lion in “The Wizard of Oz.”

// Social issues, not Broadway aspirations, mark ART’s new season

It will also be the first ART season without a Diane Paulus-directed show since her inaugural year of 2008-09.

Slum Village

The week ahead: Music, art, theater, and more

Critics’ picks for noteworth concerts, shows, and other events in Boston and the surrounding area this week.

Laugh Lines: Juston McKinney

A joke from Juston McKinney, who plays Giggles in Saugus Friday and Saturday.

A scene from “Historia de Amor,” directed Juan Carlos Zagal.

Montserrat Quezada

Stage REview

‘Historia’ tells a chilling tale of violence and helplessness

The Chilean theater ensemble Teatrocinema fuses live performance, animation, and video in an unsettling multimedia tale of power and control.

In story and imagery, a tale meant to startle at ArtsEmerson

“Historia de Amor” from Chile’s Teatrocinema re-creates the world of a graphic novel onstage for its story of obsession and violence.


Rose Art Museum to present US representative to Venice Biennale

Artist Mark Bradford’s selection marks the second straight time that the institution chosen to organize the US Pavilion is in Mass.

The Ticket: Theater

A guide to area productions, including “Sweet Charity,’’ “Oh God,’’ “Sholom Aleichem: A Family Puppet Show,’’ and “Mr. Burns, a post-electric play.’’

// The Ticket: Art

Sebastian Smee’s picks for noteworthy art exhibitions on view this week in Boston and the surrounding area.

// The Ticket: Dance picks

Critic’s picks for dance performances in the Boston area and beyond.

stage review

// The Almighty and his analyst in Israeli Stage’s ‘Oh God’

In this comedy by the late Anat Gov, God has issues.

Lin-Manuel Miranda (foreground) with the cast during a performance of

Lin-Manuel Miranda’s ‘Hamilton’ wins Pulitzer for drama

“Hamilton,” the hip-hop stage biography of Alexander Hamilton, has won the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for drama.

The Big Apple Circus: “The Grand Tour” at City Hall Plaza.

Family entertainment

Critic’s picks: Theater

From Blue Man Group to a youthful take on Shakespeare, here are 10 family-friendly theater recommendations for the spring.

Family Entertainment

Critic’s Picks: Art

Sebastian Smee’s picks for family-friendly art exhibitions in Boston and the surrounding area.

Winter arts guide 2019

// Check out the Winter Arts Guide 2019

Upcoming concerts, shows, performances in theater, music, dance, art, and television.

Edward M. Kennedy Institute

special section

// The Kennedy Institute opens

Ahead of the opening of the Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate, the Globe Magazine explores the history of the project and Kennedy’s vision for it.

Harvard Art Museums

special section

// Raising the roof at Harvard Art Museums

An in-depth look at the new complex designed by architect Renzo Piano.